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Vic childcare centre closed, 100 isolating

A childcare centre is closed and up to 100 people are self-isolating after a girl connected to a cluster in Melbourne's northern suburbs tested positive to COVID-19.

Wastewater report uncovers drug use rise

MAJOR DRUGS FOUND IN WASTEWATER ACROSS AUSTRALIAMETHAMPHETAMINE (also known as ice):* Regional consumption continues to exceed capital city consumption.

Palaszczuk clear winner in election debate

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has won the first leaders' debate after defending her state border closures and attacking the Liberal National Party over election costings.

Email threats disrupt HSC biology exams

Online threats that disrupted NSW students doing their HSC exams have been labelled "particularly malicious" given the stress already being endured by the teenagers.

US sex cult founder jailed for 120 years

Keith Raniere, the founder of the cult-like group NXIVM where women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him, has been sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Melburnians finally allowed home visits

Premier Daniel Andrews says Melburnians will soon be allowed to visit each other, but warns that homes are "the most dangerous place for the spread of this virus".

SA cautious on Vic virus restrictions

South Australia will look for an extended period of no mystery community transmission of COVID-19 in Victoria before relaxing border restrictions.